Nigeria’s Refugee Commission to commence distribution of palliatives to 11 states
July 12, 2020 – As part of efforts to alleviate the plights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), says plans are underway to distribute palliatives across 11 states.
Sen. Basheer Mohammed, Federal Commissioner, NCFRMI made this known in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Sadiq Abdullateef, on Sunday in Abuja. Mohammed said the palliatives to be distributed includes;food items, clothes, learning materials, agricultural facilities.
He listed the benefiting states to include: Kwara, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Cross Rivers, Sokoto, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Plateau. Hajiya Fatima Daura, Head of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Department of the Commission said that the gesture was in line with the commission’s mandate of ensuring continuous welfare for persons of concern in the country.
Daura said that the commission was totally concerned about the plight of displaced persons in the country especially during the rainy season. She said that the commission would continue to provide the necessary facilities and amenities for the persons of concern to ensure a safer and better living condition. Head of Refugees unit of the commission, Mr Dahiru Bagiwa said that, since the appointment of the commissioner, he had embarked on an aspiring task of making life better for persons of concern.
“The commission is planning to build the first NCFRMI Resettlement City Development Project in several states so as to relocate the country’s 2.4 million displaced persons with the support of the president and the ministry.
“We will continue to support the persons of concern in provision of care and maintenance services as well as special interventions as the needs arise,” he added.